So I just realized how I can gear the robot down without running into problems disused in the last post. This was my (accidental) strike of genius!
So I was gearing the robot to go a bit faster (big to small to medium – black gears) so that the ratio would be 1.8:1
And I accidentally put the last gear (show above, bottom left) on the wrong side of the lift arm (shown below)
and I really meant to put that gear on the other side like I had been doing with the other gear setups.
Then I thought, hey, why didn’t I switch the gears around since there doesn’t have to be a gear on the other side (which was what was causing the problem because it was hitting the motor when it was too close – so this is what I ended up with:
So I then had 1:1.8 – i was trying to get 1:2 or 1:3 but this is good enough since it is easy and strong.
And then, of course, I messed around with the rotocasters
By the way – new wheels come on tuesday